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‘The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden.’ – Pierre Bourdieu
Ever wondered what impacts society and the social world around us? Or interested in studying a social science in higher education?

Course Overview

Explore different social causes and consequences of the society that surrounds us and others and take our Sociology A-Level. Understand the people and world around us. Discover how social situations influence the media, religion and our education. If you need to add on your exams, take a look at our option with exams included:

  • Fully recognised AQA Sociology A Level
  • Earn up to 56 UCAS points
  • Exactly the same course as sixth form or college
  • Exams not included with this option
  • Learn how media, religion and education impacts society
  • Understand social interaction and analyse impacts of different environments
  • Open up jobs in social work, media or civil service
  • Study online or from the course pack
  • Learn at your own pace, in your own environment

YOUR QUALIFICATION

When you successfully complete this course and the exams you’ll be awarded a recognised AQA A Level in Sociology.

COURSE CONTENT

AQA have split this content into compulsory content and optional content. The optional content means you will have a choice about which subject from this group of topics you will answer a question on in the exam.

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  • 4.1.1 Education
  • 4.1.2 Methods in context
  • 4.1.3 Theory and methods [/accordion]

[accordion title=”4.3 CRIME AND DEVIANCE WITH THEORY AND METHODS” connect=”688″]

  • 4.3.1 Crime and Deviance
  • 4.3.2 Theory and Methods [/accordion]

[accordion title=”OPTIONAL CONTENT: 4.2 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY OPTION 1:” connect=”688″]

  • 4.2.1 Culture and Identity
  • 4.2.2 Families and Households
  • 4.2.3 Health
  • 4.2.4 Work, Poverty and Welfare [/accordion]

[accordion title=”OPTION 2:” connect=”688″]

  • 4.2.5 Beliefs in Society
  • 4.2.6 Global Development
  • 4.2.7 The Media
  • 4.2.8 Stratification and Differentiation [/accordion] [/agroup]

ASSESSMENT

To achieve the full Sociology A-Level qualification you must take the exams. With this option, you will be responsible for booking your exams. You can contact us for help with this whenever you are ready.

All topics will be assessed by three paper-based examinations.

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  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 33.3% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 80 Assessed: Content from topics 4.1.1, 4.1.2 and 4.1.3
  • Assessment format: A mixture of short answers and extended writing [/accordion]

[accordion title=”Paper 2: Topics in Sociology” connect=”61″]

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 33.3% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 80 Assessed: Content from topics:
  • Section A: one from option 1: 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3 or 4.2.4
  • Section B: one from option 2: 4.2.5, 4.2.6, 4.2.7 or 4.2.8
  • Assessment format: Extended writing [/accordion]

[accordion title=”Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods” connect=”61″]

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 33.3% of A-Level Total
  • Marks: 80 Assessed: Content from topics: 4.3.1 and 4.3.2
  • Assessment format: short answers and extended writing [/accordion] [/agroup]

COURSE DURATION

You will have 2 years to complete the full A-Level from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.

STUDY METHOD

This course enables you to study for an A-Level in Sociology by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent via email or by post, you choose. Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away! Your course will include self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study questions, so you can monitor your progress.

COURSE OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-Level in Sociology issued by AQA.

Course Curriculum

Section 1
4.1 EDUCATION WITH THEORY AND METHODS 8 months
Section 2
4.3 CRIME AND DEVIANCE WITH THEORY AND METHODS 8 months
Section 3
OPTIONAL CONTENT: 4.2 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY 8 months

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